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Niels H. Nielsen donation to Perpetual Emigrating Fund

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9065

Scope and Contents

A list of twenty Danish members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the amount they were in debt to Niels Hans Nielsen, totaling $1,741.75. Nielsen authorized the transfer of these debts owed him to Brigham Young as a donation to the Perpetual Emigration (or Emigrating) Fund. Signed by Nielsen and two witnesses at Brigham City, Utah, on April 30, 1860.


  • 1860 April 30


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the reasearcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Niels H. Nielsen donation to Perpetual Emigrating Fund must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Niels Hans Nielsen (1816-1893) was a Mormon Pioneer and missionary.

Niels Hans Nielsen was born on March 12, 1816 in Haugerup, Pedersborg, Denmark, to his parents Niels Nielsen and Maren Christensdatter. On February 26, 1847, he married Ingeborg Sophia Hansen in Pedersborg, Denmark. Eight years later on June 11 he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Ole Larsen. Nielsen immigrated to Brigham City, Utah in United States on September 15, 1857 and was a member of the Matthias Cowley pioneer company, he was also a member of the 1866 Abner Lowry Company. He went on to marry Kristen Svensdatter on February 19, 1860, Ane Cecelia Pedersen on November 20, 1860, Ane Katrine Pedersen on April 10, 1872, and Bodell Hansen on May 19, 1881. He was a missionary for the Church in the Scandinavian mission at the age of 49. Nielsen died on March 10, 1893 in Cleveland, Idaho.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Purchased from The University Companies of Westport, Conneticut, in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase; The University Companies, Westport, Connecticut;, September 21, 2017.


LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Isaac Leavitt, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of Niels H. Nielsen donation to Perpetual Emigrating Fund
Isaac Leavitt
2017 October 5
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States